Innkeeper Herry Bailly is the host of the company who tell and hear Geoffrey Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales. For those who simply enjoy the entertainment of storytelling, that's all he is. But read between the lines, and find the allegories embedded in these tales (as Chaucer's contemporaries were accustomed to do), and you'll find the image of Christ - the central force and guiding light in Chaucer's plan of literary pilgrimage.
About the author. Dolores Cullen first encountered Chaucer as a middle-aged college student. She received her B.A. in 1972 and her M.A. in 1978, both from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. She is the author of Chaucer's Host: Up-So-Doun(1998), Pilgrim Chaucer: Center Stage (1999),Chaucer's Pilgrims: The Allegory (2000), Who's Afraid of Middle English: A Book of Lystes (2002), and Ensnared by His Words: My Chaucer Obsession (2008). Cullen lives and writes in Claremont, California.